The best presidents were open-minded, and generally open to a drink. The nondrinkers, at least over the last century or so, were terrible presidents.
I have a degree in political science, which qualifies me to unequivocally state that the linked opinion piece is the finest piece of political analysis ever put to print.
(Pic is a photo of the actual New York Times that sits on the bar in front of me. Print is not yet dead.)